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B&R .73 Dvd: Southern Steam Finale, Part 7
Volume seven is the definitive story of the end of Southern steam.
This volume looks at the events of March and April 1967.
Even with new diesel and electric rosters, beside the normal services, steam was still covering failures.
These are covered in detail through the suburbs of London.
The main focus is around the Southampton and the New Forest areas.
The Fawley branch is visited by USA tanks on a railtour which then continued on the truncated S&D line to Blandford Forum and the Swanage branch.
The Lymington branch lost its steam traction in April 1967 and views of the last week are well documented.
The Hampshire Branch Line tour is featured via Salisbury and Ramsey.
Finally the ‘Kenny Belle’ service to Olympia.
Covers the period March & April 1967 & features steam in the suburbs of London, the Southampton & New Forest area, the Fawley, Swanage & Lymington branches, the Hampshire Branch Line Tour and the Kenny Belle service to Olympia.
A further volume of the steam scene on the Southern Region continuing the story of its demise in 1967.
This film looks at the events of March and April 1967 as the steam rosters decreased but often covering for failed diesel or electrics.
This is explained in the first section of superb archive film between Waterloo and Southampton including some footplate views.
Full coverage of the last steam hauled tours along the Fawley branch and a tour along the truncated S&D to Blandford Forum and Swanage.
The Lymington branch closed to steam in the April and it is seen in its final weeks in great detail with Standard Class 4 tank engines from Brockenhurst, viewed lineside and footplate.
The Clapham to Olympia service is also seen in its entirety both ways over the Thames surviving as the Southern’s last steam worked ‘branch’.
Finally more Bulleid and Standard steam action to Bournemouth giving a balanced view of main and branch line Southern steam working.
Approx. 60 minutes.
This dvd is being sold on behalf of and with full permission of the copyright owner – B&R Video Productions.